WE DRANK OUR TEARS: RAFAEL MAFNAS’S STORYDirected by Justin Ocampo, Angelo Manese
Filmmakers in attendance.
The film is adapted from a 2004 oral history of the civilian experience of World War II battles on the Pacific Islands Saipan and Tinian, in which 933 indigenous Chamorro and Refaluwasch civilians did not survive.
Director: Justin Ocampo, Angelo Manese
Producer: Galvin Deleon Guerrero
Unit Production Manager: Quincy Chinen
Cast: Derrick Atalig, Matt Moran, Seok Jun Yun, Eric Kiser, Rodrigo Castro
The forces that bond the expansive cultures of Oceania are stories of strength, ingenuity and resilience. This program features films from Hawaii, Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, bringing us from the end of the 19th century and into the contemporary with stories that range from personal trials to revolutionary acts of poetics and survival. – Micki Davis